This year, the Armenian culture in the Netherlands is presented in an unprecedented way. The exhibition of relics and valuables of the Museum of the History of Armenia and the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin sheds new light on the Armenian cultural heritage arising from the depths of history. The exhibition once again shows and recalls the warm and historical friendly relations between the peoples of Armenia and the Netherlands. It will be open until October 30. 160 valuable exhibits from the Museum of the History of Armenia, the treasury of the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin are presented. A unique relic of Noah’s Ark is also shown. It should be noted that in the 17th and 18th centuries Amsterdam was one of the outstanding centers of the Armenian printing house, where in 1660 the Armenian publisher Matthew Tsaretsi founded a printing house. In 1666 , the Armenian spiritual Voskan Yerevantsi published the first Armenian printed edition of the Bible for 5,000 copies. Another episode of the long-standing Armenian-Dutch interaction is that Armenian merchants founded trading houses in Holland in the 16th century. And one of the oldest bridges in Amsterdam is now called the “Armenian bridge”.

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